a blog with cultural bulimia.

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Swimming Badly

On my list of things I've always wanted to do before I die is to swim with dolphins. But I am a devout vegetarian and concerned about animal rights and conservation. Would it be wrong for me to swim with dolphins if they were bred in captivity? Would I be a hypocrite and be giving my money to perpetuate something I am against?
I sympathize. It's been my lifelong dream to swim with Miss Meg Ryan, but I've come to realize that she -- or any of our beloved actors -- ought not be conscripted in such ways for my pleasure.
The New York Times > Magazine > The Ethicist